Nuclear Power Plant Controller

Nuclear power plant controllers are responsible for the safe operations of nuclear reactors. They have several responsibilities, monitoring equipment that is used to detect radiation levels. They maintain and repair equipment used in the nuclear power plant. 

Career Details

They inspect equipment to ensure that it is not malfunctioning and they perform tests on the equipment to ensure they perform properly. 

Working in this career can be stressful as you must be able to make quick and safe decisions in emergencies. They implement procedures that regulate the start-up or shutdown of the facility. 

These controllers, control the nuclear reactor, adjust control rods, monitor the reactors and respond to abnormalities, and repair them.

Skills required for this career:
  • Technical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team
Study options:
  • Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Nuclear power generation plants